Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Wyandotte, Michigan
On a manual? NOT. a DCT,right?
If so, they are kind right in saying that on a sequential gear system...
On the DCT it does it automatically, even when in ‘manual”. It will keep you from downshifting to quickly like trying to get it to first gear while you’re doing 80mph. After that I'm’ not really sure, I’ve never tried to put mine in “manual” and see if I can do a 2nd or 3rd gear launch.
But a sequential gear box should always move freely between a gear at any time. Basically when you move the (foot) gear lever it turns a cylinder that moves a shift fork that slides a gear, but with that said yes it does take any kind of movement to actually engage the gears ( for the dog clutch to mesh ). This is why IF you are sitting still ( or have the engine off) and run through the gears you won’t feel the “click” in each selection but the gear shot drum will be in the right orientation for the gear selected. Any motion by either moving the bike or disengaging the clutch (while running, of course) will mesh the dogs. Now, you can only move one set of gears at a time, so you technically can’t just skip from say 6th to 1st with out going through 5th,4th,3rd,2nd,N. This is why, say you shut the bike off in 6th gear, you would have to rock (push the bike back-n-forth) a bit to get it back into N or any other gear for that matter. But! There are time that the dogs do align and they will go from one gear to the next with out movement, you can even get a few of them that are inline with each other and just click through the gears..
I hope my explanation kinda helps you..
“If necessity is the mother of inventions, then laziness is the baby daddy.” A.A.
Last edited by AT-Dragon; 09-08-2019 at 08:35 AM.